Dark and Twisty Tales: folk stories and fairy tales for the unafraid.
By Julia Norton
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This is a bi-monthly podcast featuring songs and stories from some lesser known fairy tales and folk stories. Stories which lean toward the grisly and unnerving, stories which might help us deal with the ogres and wicked step mothers in our own lives.
||CleanThe Monkey's Paw - Part 1||a super creepy story with monkey parts in 3 parts.||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Tell-Tale Heart||a grisly story by Edgar Allan Poe||10/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDracula||An excerpt from the classic horror story by Bram Stoker||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Lady and the Lion||or 'The lady saves the Prince for a change!'||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKing Thrushbeard - and other name calling.||or 'the haughty princess gets taken down a peg'...again.||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJorinda & Joringel - A folk tale about caged birds, magic flowers & an old witch||Back into the woods for more magic and mischief!||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIron Hans - A folk story with added hair!||The hairy bloke at the bottom of the pond.||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHansel and Gretel - A Fairy Tale about being lost in the woods.||When the witch gets her just desserts!||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Girl With No Hands - A an 80% extra dark fairy tale.||A pious girl, cowardly father and the devil walk into a bar...||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFaithful Johannes||A Grimm Fairy Tale of loyalty, kidnaping and decapitation!||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Elves and the Shoemaker||a Fairy Tale from the brother's Grimm||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Donkey Cabbage||A tale of revenge...with cabbage...and donkeys!||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatskin||Another fairy tale where the girl has to run away from a wicked father and wears magnificent robes to disguise herself.||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBinnorie||Two Sisters or The Cruel Sister||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAshenputtel||The darkest version of the Cinderella fairy tale.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Perfect listening for a cold winter night!
My kids and I loved listening to this tale. Norton's voice is smooth and silky, with just the right amount of intonation to keep us on the edge of our seats. A great way to spend time together!
Deep and dark
A very, very polished production of cinderella that taps deep into its fireside, oral tradition roots. A wonderfully disturbing tale, that is as illogical as it is casually violent.The ugly sisters getting the slipper to fit is pure Hannibal Lecter. This is one to be savoured with a nice Chianti and some fava beans.
Like a bite of rich velvety dark chocolate. Wonderful combination of storytelling and song with a hauntingly beautiful voice. Not your modern fluffy fairytale but a journey back in time to when life was less entitled, more fragile and cautionary tales were meant to scare kids into behaving. My 10 and 12 year olds love it as well!